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  Reply # 1378777 3-Sep-2015 09:48
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I'm stuck between the Z5 and the premium. All comes down to battery life for me. Same tech otherwise, exact same camera (which is awesome to see). Interesting to see how the 3600mAH battery holds up against a 4k screen

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  Reply # 1378803 3-Sep-2015 10:00
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Pres release out now:


At IFA 2015, Sony Mobile unveiled its next-generation Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 Compact, and the world’s first 4K smartphone Xperia Z5 Premium – each engineered to make everyday experiences better.

"Smartphones are part of people’s lives,” said John Featherstone, Sony Mobile Communications Head of Business Development for APAC and Market Head for Oceania. ”Since users already create, share and enjoy most of their content on the go - we’ve set out to bring Sony’s latest innovations in camera, design and display to ensure the Xperia Z5 series is the best possible lifestyle and entertainment platform.”

A mobile camera experience unlike any other

Xperia Z5 features Sony’s brand new large 1/2.3 Exmor RSTM for mobile 23MP sensor and F2.0 G Lens - it’s Sony’s first completely re-imagined smartphone camera module since Xperia Z1, designed with Sony’s interchangeable lens camera Alpha™ technology for clear,  vivid imagery every time.

The camera is capable of the fastest autofocus in a smartphone, a powerful blend of speed and accuracy to capture split-second moments with ease. It delivers a ground-breaking speed of just 0.037 seconds - faster than the blink of a human eye (average 0.1 - 0.4 s), so whether you’re jumping for the frisbee in the park, diving into the pool or catching air on the vert ramp, you’ll have the power to preserve spontaneous action in real-time.

A combination of the large 23MP Exmor RSTM for mobile sensor and advanced processing software lets you get close to subjects; whether it be a landmark, architecture or other objects of interest, with 5x clear image zoom with minimum loss of quality. And, advancements in low-light photography mean you can capture clearer photos at night or in darker surroundings with less noise and blur - perfect for capturing a sunrise or night skyline.

With the continued popularity of content capture for social media, Xperia Z5 series brings significant advancements in the evolution of Sony’s SteadyShotTM with Intelligent Active Mode for video. Further improvements mean you’ll be able to continuously capture action smoothly, such as riding a bike or skateboard, free from jolts or shudders. It also features better low-light performance without blur.

Xperia Z5 Premium will upscale your favourite content to 4K, enhancing any native or third party videos or photos so you can view Netflix, YouTube or your holiday shots in rich, vibrant 4K detail. And, Xperia Z5 Premium is built to allow you to get creative by capturing in 4K and immediately enjoying the content on Z5 Premium, with the option of preserving any moment as an 8MP quality image.

And, why not port the memory card from Sony’s 4K Action Cam FDR-X1000V to Xperia Z5 Premium to enjoy your footage immediately - or simply connect to the big screen either wirelessly via DLNA or with MHL 3.0 to enjoy your content on a 4K TV.


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  Reply # 1378817 3-Sep-2015 10:11
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Good spec no doubt, but I still think why do they hold back.

I would have really liked :

5.7-6" screen,
4gb ram,
4500mah battery
snapdragon 820 

 

and possibly a stylus !

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  Reply # 1378818 3-Sep-2015 10:11
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For the current xperia users out there. How are the software updates on Sony's line. As in, do the updates come regularly and do they come out soon? Or are there long waits (like samsung)? 

And how is the general performance of the phones? I assume that the Z5s will all have Lollipop (5.1.1) and going onto Marshmallow. But what about after that. Have the Z2s been upgraded to 5.1 or have been earmarked for further upgrades?

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  Reply # 1378823 3-Sep-2015 10:15
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I'm mostly keen to see how their new sensor really performs. If the performance to the camera is there, then I'm tentatively interested. Torn between Z5 and Z5 premium though, the 4K screen is impressive, but it only detriments several of my use-case scenarios... I think we're about 2-4 SoC generations away from being able to really push that many pixels around effectively in demanding tasks.




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  Reply # 1378831 3-Sep-2015 10:23
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What sort of prices would be expected for each phone?









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  Reply # 1378860 3-Sep-2015 10:33
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Krishant007: For the current xperia users out there. How are the software updates on Sony's line. As in, do the updates come regularly and do they come out soon? Or are there long waits (like samsung)?


Software updates are pretty fast I have found.



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  Reply # 1378862 3-Sep-2015 10:34
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Stu: No wireless charging?


Doesn't look like it, would have been nice

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  Reply # 1378863 3-Sep-2015 10:35
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solaybro: What sort of prices would be expected for each phone?


At a guess id say $1000 for the Z5, $1200 for the premium

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  Reply # 1378973 3-Sep-2015 12:15
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scottjpalmer:
Krishant007: For the current xperia users out there. How are the software updates on Sony's line. As in, do the updates come regularly and do they come out soon? Or are there long waits (like samsung)?


Software updates are pretty fast I have found.


My Z2 is running 5.1.1. Updates have been pretty quick - from memory I've had three lollipop updates in about as many months.,

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  Reply # 1379152 3-Sep-2015 14:55
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Am loving my Z3c... sadly no chance of getting the Z5P or C past the treasurer with a wedding to pay for next year.

Oh well, it'll have to keep me going in the meantime - unless something happened to it...

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  Reply # 1379164 3-Sep-2015 15:16
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Smithy100: Am loving my Z3c... sadly no chance of getting the Z5P or C past the treasurer with a wedding to pay for next year.

Oh well, it'll have to keep me going in the meantime - unless something happened to it...


She gets a dress, you get a new phone, seems fair :) 

Yours will likely cost less than hers :) 


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  Reply # 1379172 3-Sep-2015 15:24
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networkn:
She gets a dress, you get a new phone, seems fair :) 

Yours will likely cost less than hers :) 

I'll let you know how I go lol

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  Reply # 1379262 3-Sep-2015 16:28
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Yeah, best of luck with that Smithy100! 

On the updates front, even the Z1 Compact I use as a second phone got an official Lollipop update. Rather more reliable with updates than Samsung it seems!




Keep calm, and carry on posting.

 

 

 

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  Reply # 1379296 3-Sep-2015 17:17
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Does anyone know if any ISP's will be selling them in NZ
Looks like the Z5 is my next birthday pressie, can't wait till next Fathers Day :-)

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